In response to pressure from civil society, European governments are beginning to introduce laws to require companies to respect human rights.
A new report published by CORE and ICAR reveals that that a third of companies that have supplied uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, have not reported on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply chains.
CORE and over 200 other civil society organisations from around the world have signed onto a letter endorsing the Nobel Peace Prize for the global community of Human Rights Defenders.
This article was commissioned by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and originally published on their website
The UK is home to some of the largest multinational corporations in the world operating through integrated networks of subsidiary companies and complex supply chains. Through their global activities, UK companies are[…]
CORE and 35 other organisations, including NGOs Anti-Slavery International, Unicef and Oxfam, Supermarkets Tesco and the Co-op, and Unions the TUC and Unison have signed a joint statement published by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner calling on the Government to establish a central modern slavery registry.
Section 54 of the[…]
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018. Marilyn Croser, CORE Director
Unilever must provide remedy to the Kenyan workers and their families who suffered serious human rights abuses on the firm’s tea estate. In seeking to hide behind its corporate structure to avoid accountability, the company risks undermining the very principles that it claims to[…]
On 11 June 2018, the Government tabled new reporting requirements for large companies. Companies will now have to publish the ratio between their CEO pay and the pay of their average worker.
The new law also requires directors to report on how they have had regard to the interests of other stakeholders, including employees and[…]
CORE, Sherpa, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice and the International Federation for Human Rights have written to the CEO of Boliden Mineral, a Swedish mining company, calling on Boliden not to block the Appeal Court in Sweden from hearing the case of Arica Victims v Boliden Mineral.
In 1984, Boliden dumped over 20,000 tons[…]
Campaigners Call on UK Supreme Court to Allow Nigerian Communities’ Appeal in Landmark Case Against Oil Giant ShellWednesday, May 2nd, 2018
CORE and 45 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the UK Supreme Court to allow 40,000 people from two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that have devastated the environment in the Niger Delta.
The Ogale and Bille[…]
Last week, CORE and 45 civil society organisations from around the world wrote to urge the UK Supreme Court to allow two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that have devastated the environment in the Niger Delta.
In February the Court of Appeal ruled[…]